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  • MacDonald J initially concluded that the judge's award exceeded the wife's housing need. However, following the circulation of his draft judgment, his attention was drawn to a significant material omission in the figures that had underpinned those conclusions, and he decided that the manner in which the judge chose to structure the disposition was not after all wrong, and the husband's appeal was dismissed. Judgment, 10/04/2019, free
  • The court concluded that the child was not of sufficient understanding to conduct an appeal, in relation to who she lived with, without a children's Guardian. Judgment, 19/03/2019, free
  • Appeal against the remittance of this relocation/child arrangement case after the mother appealed the original order. The appeal was allowed. Judgment, 21/12/2017, free
  • Appeal by husband against a suspended committal order, variation order and order for costs. The committal order was set aside due to procedural errors, the costs order falling with it, but the appeal against the variation order failed. Judgment, 11/08/2016, free
  • The question here was whether or not there had been a substantive determination of the application by the wife for permission to appeal an order ordering possession of the FMH. The judge remitted this issue to the Family Division for consideration before determining other outstanding permission applications. Judgment, 29/03/2016, free

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  • Richard Bates from 29 Bedford Row explains the appeal process. Webcast, 26/09/2014, members only

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